OK, so most people have identified that this place is a little drive out of Muscat, but despite our local taxi driver never having heard of GPIR, it was worth the perseverance of making him drive into what seemed like the middle of nowhere. Al Ansab Road does go on for ages, but there it was alongside the mosque and hardware store, in a sandy car park with about half a dozen shops max.
The place was empty when we got there (and left) but we were adamant to try it after reading the great reviews here and elsewhere online. The owner greeted us and sat us down, making us welcome and explaining the menu and what they contained, where caught and cooked etc. A friendly and pleasing chap, he seemed very proud of this out of town, simple but effective restaurant. I am a bit fussy about hygiene, but was very impressed that the tables and cutlery where spotless, and the bright interior if simple, was clean and presentable.
We settled for the salad and humus starter (not sure there was much else t.b.h), but the dressing was delightful and salad so fresh it was a pleasure. We then both had mixed platter, kebab, chicken and lamp chop, along with some Iranian rice. No desert available and no alcohol (I guess no surprise – so quite nice just to have a Fanta), but a very tasty and enjoyable meal.
I think the whole lot came to RO 12.20 for the two of us, and as others have said, presented on a wipe clean slate which I wish I’d taken a photograph of. I’d recommend this place to anyone seeking something different, at great value, not withstanding a taxi ride out of town, which was simple when we found our way!
I wish the proprietor all the best with his venture and encourage those seeking the above, to give it a go.
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